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II HE TIME has come for the class of nine- 
teen twenty-six to leave the North Adams 
Normal School and enter the broader highways 
of life. 

As the days go by, our thoughts will wander 
back to our Alma Mater, and memory will 
paint again for us, in softly blended colors, 
our happy life at school. 

That these precious memories may never 
fade, we publish this, our Normalogue, with 
the sincere wish that now and in years to 
come, it may give pleasure not only to our 
class, but to all who read it. 



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In Remembrance Of Their Helpful Ex- 
amples, Their Generous Assistance, and Their 
Kindly Criticisms, As Well As Their Sincere 
Friendships, We, the Class of '26, Attempt 
To Show Our Gratitude By Dedicating This, 
Our Normalogue, To Mr. Carpenter and the 
Training School Faculty. 

The North Adams Normal School 

Foreword . 


Miss Pearson 

The Faculty . 

Class of 1926 

Class Day Program 

Graduation Day Program 

Address of Welcome . 

Address to Juniors 

Class Song 

Ivy Chant 

Class History . 

Class Prophecy 

Class Will 

Ivy Oration 

Ivy Poem 

Class of 1927 

Glee Club 


Normalogue Staff 

Daddy Long-Legs 

Normal Wit 


Slji? Sfaniltij 

Miss Mary A. Pearson 

North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Drawing and Handicraft 

Class Advisor 

Who could think of Miss Pearson without seeing that twinkle in her eye 
and the smile that plays around her lips just before she tells of some funny ex- 
perience? Her sense of humor and sympathetic understanding have helped us 
over many a rough place in the road through N. A. N. S. 

As our class advisor, she always proved a kind and wise counselor, willing 
to leave her work to listen to our joys or tribulations. 

The beauty which we may find everywhere will always bring to our minds 
the one who helped us to gain a true love and appreciation of Art. 

Not only will the impressions obtained in her classes be an inspiration and 
guide, but her sympathetic and noble everyday life will enable us to be better 
fitted for our chosen profession. She taught us: 

"To hold 
In loving reverence, 
Poor men and their work 
Great men and their work 

God and His work." 

— John Ruskin 


Mr. Roy Leon Smith 

North Adams, Mass. 

Principal, and Teacher of Psychology 

For two years we have enjoyed working under the 
capable leadership of our principal, Mr. Smith. 
During the last half year the Seniors have been 
especially privileged in being under his instruction 
in Psychology. From the time of our introduction 
to the Amoeba throughout the entire course in 
Psychology, we fully enjoyed being under the guid- 
ance of so earnest and helpful a teacher. 

Mr. Clinton E. Carpenter 
North Adams, Mass. 
Teacher of Child Study, Pedagogy, Penmanship, 
and Management 

A helpful friend, indeed, has Mr. Carpenter proved 
to the Senior Class. He was always willing to assist 
us in our teaching, or in our academic work. It 
was in his interesting classes that we acquired know- 
ledge which was invaluable when applied in our 
actual teaching. One could tell that the interests 
of his school and his classes were always close at 
heart. Surely we can attribute any of our future 
teaching successes to Mr. Carpenter's untiring efforts 
in our behalf. 


Mr. Wallace H. Venable 

North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Botany, Gardening and Zoology 

Without the loyal support and friendship of Mr. 
Venable, we could not hope to have gained such a 
field of worthwhile knowledge. The Class of '26 
will never forget the happy days spent in nature 
walks, in the garden and in the laboratory, for with 
these various things in mind we shall be able to do 
great things in our schools. 

Miss Mary Louise Baright 
Framingham, Mass. 
Teacher of Story-Telling, Language, Literature, Oral 
Composition ani Expression. 

On our Normal sundials, which mark the hours 
that shine, every minute spent with Miss Baright 
will be recorded. Surely Miss Baright is always 
building cathedrals. Since she has so well guided 
us in the strengthening of our characters, we shall 
try to build up the characters of our children in the 
same manner. May she go on erecting cathedrals 
for many years. 



Miss Annie C. Skeele 
St. Petersburg, Fla. 
Teacher of Hygiene and Physical Education 1897- 

When the North Adams Normal School was 
founded, it was very fortunate in securing the services 
of Miss Skeele in connection with the Hygiene and 
Physical Education Departments. During her entire 
period of service, Miss Skeele carried" on her work 
faithfully and earnestly, ever ready to assist and to 
advise. We shall alwajs remember the stationary 
basket-ball games, the hikes in the spring-time and 
the various activities on the lawn in which Miss 
Skeele took no small part. Although sorry to lose 
Miss Skeele, we are glad that she is at least able to 
enjoy a well deserved rest from her long period of 

Miss Alma Porter 
Needham, Mass. 

Teacher of Hygiene and Physical Education 

Although we regretted losing one so long connected 
with our school, we soon found out that Miss Skeele's 
place had been ably filled by Miss Porter. Through- 
out the entire year she has shown herself a true 
friend and an efficient leader in our Physical Edu- 
cation work. Not only in our work has Miss Porter 
manifested an interest, but in our recreation as well. 
Willingly has she given up many hours outside of 
school to help us enjoy games in basketball and 
tennis. Although under Miss Porter's guidance but 
one short year, only, the Seniors can realize what 
this year's training has meant to them. 




Miss Alice Owen 
North Adams, Mass. 
Teacher of Primary Reading and History of Edu- 

How happy we are that Mark Hopkins could 
sacrifice this worthy teacher whose bright and cheery 
smile has encouraged us through two years of Normal 
School! Never shall we forget how conscientious she 
proved to be, by attending school so faithfully, 
though handicapped by her broken arm. Her 
originality and spontaneity have indelibly impressed 
themselves upon our hearts. 

Miss Evelyn C. Perry 

North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Music and Arithmetic 

Would North Adams Normal School be normal 
without Miss Perry, whose exceptional talents have 
made every one of us enjoy music much more? Her 
artistic temperament, supplemented by her extra- 
ordinary gift as a teacher, will inspire us when we 
are in the field. 



Mr. Albert G. Eldridge 
North Adams, Mass. 
Teacher of Geography, History and Civics, Pro- 
fessional Ethics, and Economics 

As a helpful teacher, Mr. Eldridge has thoroughly 
instilled into our minds many worthwhile suggestions. 
We all desire to promulgate the high ideals set before 
us in Ethics and Economics. The Senior Class will 
remember Mr. Eldridge as a true teacher, with 
unfailing help for all in every difficulty. We are 
also thankful to know that Mr. Eldridge so thor- 
oughly understands the Class of '26. 

Miss Bertha M. Sholes 
North Adams, Mass. 
Teacher of Handwork, Sanitation, Cooking and 

How swiftly the hours would fly by in Miss Sholes' 
classes! As a preparation for future life, we could 
have received no better training in Domestic Science 
and Sanitation. Miss Sholes' kind and helpful atti- 
tude in always being ready to help us along in our 
various activities, has proven to us that she is indeed 
a true friend. 



Mr. Thomas Cummings 

North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Manual Training 

In spite of the fact that we had Mr. Cummings 
but a short time, how much we enjoyed being under 
his helpful instruction! How patiently he taught 
us to wield saws, hammers and planes as we con- 
structed various useful articles! We regret that we 
did not have more time in the pleasant and inter- 
esting classes of Mr. Cummings. 

Miss Fannie A. Bishop 

Willimatic, Conn. 

Teacher of Kindergarten Theory 

If life at Normal were not so busy, those not taking 
Kindergarten Course would come more in contact 
with Miss Bishop and would learn to know better 
that "something about her" which charms Normal 
girls as well as the tiny tots just entering school. 
Miss Bishop is always ready to give of herself to 
others, but the way in which she aids most perhaps 
is by making us conscious of her high ideals, which 
she constantly raises as she reaches each goal. 



Miss Elizabeth Jenkins 
North Adams, Mass. 
Supervisor of Extension Department, and Rural 
Demonstration Schools, Teacher of Rural Edu- 

We are certainly glad to have had the privilege 
of becoming better acquainted with Miss Jenkins, by 
having her as our very efficient substitute in Psy- 
chology class. The Class of '26 looks forward to 
seeing her again next year in our own little schools, 
when perhaps she will become better acquainted 
with each of us, finding out whether we have chosen 
to apply the modern methods in which she is so 

Miss Grace L. Donelson 

Colrain, Mass. 


Always to be found when we need her, we often 
wonder how and why Miss Donelson is so artful in 
dodging those speeches which occasionally we hear 
she is going to deliver for our benefit. However, 
this is not the only way in which she is artful. The 
knees of a culprit may well tremble when returning 
a "borrowed" encyclopedia. However, Miss Donel- 
son scolds psychologically if a scolding is necessary, 
and we shall be glad to greet her upon our return to 
future Alumni Banquets. 



Miss Theresa Ferguson 

North Adams, Mass. 


At any moment of the day, Miss Ferguson, a 
faithful and cheerful worker, could be found ready 
to assist us in any sort of difficulty which we might 
encounter. The Seniors will miss going to her office 
to receive various reports or pay envelopes, and we 
hope future classes will grow to know and love her 
as well as we have. 

Miss Bertha Allyn 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Secretary of the Extension Department 
Hectographs! Printed Sheets! 

According to the laws of psychology, Miss Allyn's 
name will recall these plus tireless activity and 
willing cooperation with the N. A. N. S. '26. Not 
only did she work with us, but she played with us 
in the same spirit. 





Mrs. Therza Van Etten 

North Adams, Mass. 

House Matron 

"What a distinguished, stately lady! What a 
fine representative of North A-ams Normal School!" 
Words we hear from the lips of every stranger; our 
own words as she welcomed us to Taconic Hall. 
For two years we have lived under her loving, watch- 
ful care, and we know she is all that and more. 
Mrs. Van is a very kind friend, always interested 
and helpful in planning affairs of the house. Next 
year in our schools far away, we will miss our dear 
House-Mother and appreciate her even more than 
we do now. 

Mrs. Blanche Gellis 

North Adams ; Mass. 

Assistant Matron 

Our appreciation of Mrs. Gellis cannot be fully 
stated in words. As a faithful, lovable, kind-hearted 
assistant in the dormitory, she is highly esteemed in 
the hearts of all. Her untiring service day and 
night, answering the doorbell, telephone, and ringing 
for the girls in such a systematic and efficient man- 
ner, has proved to us her spirit of love and devotion. 
In the years to come we shall always remember our 
own dear Mrs. Gellis, and we wish for her much 

















Margaret Hutchins 


Angeline Goodall 

Mary Dahowski 

Eleanor Swann 

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Esther Morgan 

Sybil Stuart 

Madeline Lahey 

Helen Dowling 



May Louisa Atkins 
Hawley, Mass. 

When we came back in September, we welcomed May into our 
fold. We have found that this member of our class is very conscien- 
tious, so conscientious that many of us have not learned to know her 
as much as we would have liked to. Because of her successful teaching 
before coming here, and because of her faithful work while at Normal, 
we have no doubt as to what May's future will be. 

Florence Elder Bates "Flossie" 
Ashfield, Mass. 

Wherever she may go, she will always have a host of friends, for 
it is a gold mine to have a pal like "Flossie"! Those who know her 
intimately, love her and regret that because of an operation she was 
taken from us in the middle of her Senior year. We thought she was 
such a modest girl, but what did we espy on her finger when she re- 
turned from her Christmas vacation? We are sorry that we cannot 
share her happiness, yet we know that it will still be complete. 

Geraldine Belanger "Gerry" 

48 Brooklyn Street 

North Adams, Mass. 

Senior Play; Class Vamp 

Here's to "Gerry" the class vamp! One look at her, and you 
would agree with me chat the class had done justice to themselves 
when they gave "Gerry" this title. "Gerry" is one of our social butter- 
flies and her presence not only graces our dances, but also many of the 
big affairs of the city. If you hear the remark, "Isn't her dress darling?" 
you might be sure they are referring to "Gerry." 

Grace Gertrude Bitzer "Gracie" 
16 Chestnut Street 
Turners Falls, Mass. 
Council (1); Glee Club (1, 2); Senior Play 

The Class of '26 would not be complete without Grace and her 
sunny smile. Whenever the class wants a thing well done it always 
finds an efficient worker in Grace. A girl who is more willing and 
dependable we can never find, and with her reserved humor we have 
a lovely girl and a true friend. As for teaching, we know her school 
will be her pride, and the community in which she teaches will have 
just reason for being proud of her. 




Ruth Bushnell Bouinb "Ruthie" 
119 Spring Street 
Bennington, Vt. 
Glee Club (1, 2) 

Although not many would know it, Ruth is one of the best workers 
and one of the most ambitious members of our class. You would never 
guess, by her unpretentious attitude, that Ruth is one of our more 
experienced sisters. As for fun! When we want a good time we are 
sure of it, if she is to be among the revelers. 

Doris Althea Brickhill "Jess" 

9 Acacia Street, 

Fall River, Mass. 

Prettiest Bob; Cutest 

Senior Play; Normalogue Staff; Axis (2) 

Though small of stature her sweet voice penetrates far and furiously. 
As she is always enthusiastic and animated, we can well believe that 
she will keep her children on their toes. We are glad that she has a 
position near home, for this will surely lessen her concern about "that 
certain party." 

Dorothy Joan Bruton "Dot" 

747 Washington Street, 

Quincy, Mass. 


Council (1); Basketball (2); Senior Play; Normalogue: Axis Staff (2) 

Throughout our course here at Normal School, "Dot" has secured 
and held our affection by her beauty and winning personality, just as 
in the class play she held our attention with her dancing. We are 
sure that throughout her life she will continue to hold our admiration 
with the successes which are sure to be hers. 

Ruth Calderwood "Rufus" 

59 Fairfield Street, 

Springfield, Mass. 

Best Poised 

Axis Staff (1) ; Senior Play 

Tall, stately and well poised is Ruth. She is always trying to 
convince us of her ignorance of the affairs of the world, but sometimes 
we wonder — . We hope her fondness for red hair will not lead her to 
any drastic measures. Don't forget to send us cards from Europe in 



Louise Malvina Chicoine 

Ware, Mass. 

Glee Club (2); Council (2); Basketball (2) 

Behold our fair Louise with her rare qualities of courage and per- 
severance! Seldom do we find a girl with so many divided interests, 
who is so faithful and loyal to her school. "13" is a lucky number for 
those who know Louise. Ever eager, ever willing, a helping hand to 
lend to those who need assistance; to all alike, a friend. 

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Marcia Grover Church 

Pine Street, 

North Amherst, Mass. 

Basketball (2) 

Did you say that teachers were "old" maids? Well, I guess you 
don't know Marcia, our eighteen year old lass. She seems to be very 
interested in her studies and also in waiting on table. To justify this 
statement, it is necessary to explain that she arose one morning, made 
her preparations to wait on table, and when she glanced at the clock, 
found that it was only 2 A. M. Perhaps you can imagine what hap- 
pened next. All of us have not learned to know Marcia as well as 
others, but one thing that we all have learned is that whenever a help- 
ing hand is needed she is always ready to loan hers. 

Hazel Veronica Connor "Connie" 
45 Converse Street, 
Palmer, Mass. 
Friendliest Girl 
Basketball (2); Glee Club (1, 2) 
"Connie" and her ever ready Mentholatum earned for her the 
honor of being the friendliest in the class. But she has other enviable 
qualities also. Because her strong alto voice can be heard whenever 
she is a member of any singing group, she easily maintained her place 
in Glee Club for two years. But "Connie" is athletic, too, for in her 
Senior year she played the difficult position of side-center on the basket- 
ball team. Such a popular, kind-hearted friend cannot fail in the 
teaching profession. 

Alice McCane Corcoran 

Glendale, Mass. 

Glee Club (2) 

A friend to all, and one loved by all is Alice. How often have we 
observed her at her work and marvelled at her tireless efforts and un- 
daunted courage. The Class of '26 sincerely hopes that through the 
years to come, her cheery manner and winsome smile may win for her 
as many friends as it has in the past. 




Lyndal Hester Cranson "Lyn" "Linnie" 

Williamsburg, Mass. 

Class Orator 

Senior Play 

"Co' Boss! Co' Boss!" Shall we ever hear these words without 
Lyndal's coming before our minds? Whenever she arose to speak, 
"Friends, Romans, Countrymen" sat up and took notice. Lyndal looks 
very demure, but in this case, at least, appearances are deceiving. 


Isabel Louisa Crocker "Is" 

222 Eagle Street, 

North Adams, Mass. 

Most Tastefully Dressed 

Senior Play 

The most "engaging" young lady in the class is Isabel, who is 
interested in our local High School. Like a queen in her coach, she 
is driven to and from school everyday. Her mass of golden hair and 
tasteful clothes make her one of our most attractive school-mates. 

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Margaret Cecelia Crowley 
155 North Street, 
Williamstown, Mass. 
"Silence is Strong" 
Who is one of our most ambitious girls in N. A. N. S.? Margaret 
Crowley, as we all know, will never give up a task until she has ac- 
complished it, no matter how hard it may be. Hard-working, reliable, 
conscientious, Margaret, always ready to help others, when it is in her 
power to do so. Let us think of Margaret as a friend. Have you ever 
known her to be unkind or unfriendly to anyone? Dear Margaret, we 
all wish you the best of success in your chosen profession. No matter 
how far you may be from the girls of the Class of '26, you will always 
be remembered in their hearts, as a true, honest friend and co-worker. 

Alice Cummings "Al" 

213 Eagle Street, 

North Adams, Mass. 

Here's "Al" the girl who never minds cold weather, for to her it's 
always "Luke"-warm, and as for riding in Buicks, that speaks for itself. 
"Al" always greets you cheerfully, and is one of the best friends a girl 
can have. As for her ability as a teacher, ask any of the children she 
has taught this year how they like her. Alice loves to dance. We 
don't see how the K. of C. balls and dances could get along without 
her. We all hope that she follows the teaching profession, but at times, 
it seems doubtful. Good luck, "Al." 




Mary Anna Dahowski 

Deerfield, Mass. 

Class Secretary (1); Glee Club (2); Council (2) 

Whenever someone is needed to have charge of returns from tickets, 
pamphlets, or books, Mary is the nominee. Although Mary has not 
been in the limelight, she is ever a reliable and dependable worker. 
We wonder if she will always continue to budget her time. 

Gwendolyn Damon "Gwen" 
Colrain, Mass. 

"If she will she will, and you can depend on't, and if she won't 
she won't, and there's an end on't." Gwen's mind was always firmly 
made up until it came to the question of letting it grow or shingling it 
again. We hope that she has made a final decision, for the suspense 
is unbearable. Her friends know, however, that in the Great Decisions 
of life, Gwen will know no hesitation. 

Millie Ruth Dansereau "Mil" 

35 Main Street, 

Haydenville, Mass. 

Basketball (2); Senior Play 

Many of us regret that there was no opportunity to vote for our 
most tactful girl, for Millie would have had all our votes. An all around 
good sport is Millie, ever ready to participate in the activities of the 

Helen Marie Dovvling 

60 Classic Street, 

Hoosick Falls, N. Y. 

Best Dancer; Most Graceful 

Senior Play; Glee Club (1, 2); Class Treasurer (2); Basketball (2) 
While at Normal, Helen could always be seen flitting about as 
befits our most graceful girl Indeed she might well be called the 
"Peter Pan" of the Senior Class. As treasurer, she hunted up the 
laggard debtors and forced them to surrender the slender contents of 
their pocketbooks. 




Frances Sarah Drury "Frankie" 

120 Pleasant Street, 

Amherst, Mass. 

Most Punctual 

Council (1); Glee Club (1, 2); Senior Play; Normalogue Staff 

"Frankie" seems to be very quiet and timid, till you know her. 
Then you will find she is sometimes quite the opposite. We are sure 
that she will be successful in her chosen profession, if she gets her 
pupils as interested in their work as she had the dormitory girls in 
what they thought was a "frat" pin. 

Sally A. Fillebrown "Sal" 

Harrub's Corner, 

Plympton, Mass. 

Axis Staff (2); Normalogue Staff; Glee Club (1, 2) 

What would some of us do if it were not for Sally, for here is a girl 
with whom you can always discuss the weighty problems of the moment? 
In deliberating, let us not forget her decided artistic temperament. 
No small wonder our little Sally hasn't gained in weight when she has 
carried her share of the responsibility of the Axis and Normalogue so 

Isabelle Agnes Flaherty "Issy" 

39 Henry Avenue, 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Most Considerate 

Basketball (2); Council (2) 

Whenever there was an especially unpleasant task to be done "Is" 
could always be counted on to help. There was no need of an ency- 
clopedia when she was around, for she could supply the needed infor- 
mation. We think, because of her fondness for mothering Juniors, 
that she would make a fitting matron for an orphan asylum. 

Cecile Philomen Gobeille 
Williamstown, Mass. 
Class Athlete 


College athletes are not generally classed as people endowed with 
superfluous gray matter, but Cecile is an exception to the rule. Besides 
being a shining star in the athletic firmament, she breaks the tape in 
classroom and training school activities. We know that N. A. N. S. 
is going to be proud of her future records. 






Angeune Cecelia Goodall "Angy" 

444 Winthrop Street, 

Winthrop, Mass. 

Prettiest Eyes 

Class Vice President (1); Glee Club (1, 2); Senior Play 

"Angy" is a good athlete, a friend to all, and one of the jolliest 
girls in our midst. When "Angy" played the role of Miss Pritchard 
in the play, we imagined what a sweet middle-aged woman she would 
become. Then, whenever we think of "Angie", we will recall the times 
she let us enjoy her fine voice in chapel. 

Margaret Gertrude Haggerty 

Adams, Mass. 

Most Likely to Succeed 

Senior Play 

Take one part tall blondness, work into it a breezy laugh, mix it 
thoroughly with a cheerful presence. Sift together equal parts of good 
thinking, cooperativeness and stick-to-it-iveness, fold in some good 
comradeship, and add to the above mixture. Flavor with a sense of 
humor, pour into a broadminded mold, and bake in the heat of human 
understanding. This is how we got our Margaret. 

Helen Anderson Haig "Nellie" 

Williamstown Road, 

Williamstown, Mass. 

Wittiest; Peppiest 

Class Play 

They say that good things come in small packages, but who could 
imagine that "Nellie" would contain such a wealth of mirth and vivac- 
ity. Her witty remarks have kept us in peals of laughter. To be 
with "Nellie" for an hour is a veritable "circus entertainment." As a 
dancer she excels. We know that Helen will joke and dance her way 
through life, stopping occasionally by the wayside for real achievements. 

Edith C. Herrick "Ede" 

Park Street, 

Housatonic, Mass. 

Basketball (2) 

When you haven't the right thing to wear to a certain place "Ede" 
is the one to go to, for she has just what you want. No other has been 
more obliging, and what will some of us do when she isn't around? 
We are sure "Ede" will be remembered as one of the most athletic of 
our members. 



Florence Cecelia Hunt 
273 West Street, 
Pittsfield, Mass. 
Five feet two, eyes of blue 
Bui oh! what those five feet can do! 
Florence flits hither and thither among her classmates, uncom- 
plainingly doing her share of work. Though last year succumbing to 
the greater attractions of Pittsfield, she left us each week-end, this 
year she decided to favor us with more of her companionship. She 
may be quiet and unassuming while performing her daily tasks, but 
she can, when occasion demands, reveal the spirit of joyous fun that 
lies within her. Because she has shown her willingness to work in her 
two years here, we are sure she will become a most successful teacher. 

Evelyn May Hunter "Ev" 

Ashfield, Mass. 

Council (1); Glee Club (1, 2); Senior Play 

Is there anyone in the dormitory who hasn't heard Evelyn's laugh 
echoing through the corridor at 9:30 or some other time? Besides this 
ability to create a cheerful atmosphere, Evelyn has proved to us, by 
doing so well in "Daddy Long Legs", that she can also take the part 
of a crabby trustee, in spite of her cheery disposition. In years to 
come, the class of '26 will never be complete without her smiling face. 

Margaret Hutchins 

Windsor, Vermont 

Class President (1); Glee Club (1) 

We had Margaret with us for only one short year, but during that 
time we learned to love her. Although she was rather small, she was 
one of the vivid, charming girls with lots of vim and pep. She made 
many friends here, and will always make many more wherever she 
goes. She is one of the outstanding girls, not only because of her per- 
sonality, but because of her "womanly charm" of long hair. We re- 
gret that Margaret left us to rule a school, and that she did not come 
back to finish her Normal course with us, but we shall never forget her. 

Ruth Annis Keddie "Miss Keedie" 

1138 Pleasant Street, 

Worcester, Mass. 

Best Sport; Most Lovable 

Glee Club (2) 

The Senior vote in the class statistics alone shows what Ruth 
Keddie means to all of us. Although she has been with us but a short 
time, she has endeared herself to the hearts of the Juniors as well as 
the Seniors. We have all benefited by, and thoroughly enjoyed, having 
Ruth tell of her many experiences and impressions of the West. 




Anita Lee Kellogg "Nita" 

10 Warren Avenue, 

Great Barrington, Mass. 

Whenever you need good advice, a pencil, book, or pen, just go 
to "Nita". That's the place where you will find these things. A 
"special" — yes, especially good in so many lines that it is difficult to 
determine in which she excels. Among her specialties are athletics, and 
her abilities in basketball and on the ice deserve "special" mention. 
Her qualities of cheerfulness and optimism have won for her many 
friends among the Senior Class. 

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Doris Evelyn Kirby "Dot" 
177 Elm Street, 
Pittsfield, Mass. 
Glee Club (1, 2) 

Doris is a "friend in need and a friend indeed". Those of us who 
know Doris intimately realize the value of such a true friendship. When 
one knows her as many of us do, one will learn of her passion for certain 
photographs and other pictures. We know, too, that she gets a great 
deal of excitement merely from the thoughts of a Dance. "Dot" is a 
girl of fine character, and of course a little frivolity is perfectly per- 

Madeline Lahey "Mike" 

Orchard Street, 

Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club (1, 2); Class Play; Secretary (2) 

"Mike", as her name implies, is one of the jolliest, liveliest, girls 
in our class. She's the life of the lunch room, and judging from the 
dishes she used to bring to our parties, "Mike" is some cook. "Ted" 
is lucky, I'll say! Her burdens during her Senior year have been heavier, 
since she was one of our class officers, but nevertheless, she managed 
to have time for our dance, and "Mike" can surely dance. 

Grace Edith Lamb "Lambie" 

940 Holmes Road, 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Senior Play 

She may be little, but size isn't everything. If one hears a witty 
remark of any kind, she may be sure that "Lambie" is the originator. 
Goodness! Who let out that laugh? Why "Lambie", of course, for 
as some would say, it is "so peculiarly her own that one would know 
it anywhere." Is she a good business woman? Just watch her some 
noontime, in the stock room where the angry mob is waiting for supplies. 
As an orphan in the play, she won the heart of the audience. 



Earline Julienne Lawrence 

Lyman Street, 

South Hadley, Mass. 

Glee Club (1, 2) 

Without haste, without rest, we find Earline calmly pressing on 
toward the realization of her great ambition. Though ofttimes burdened 
with her own cares and responsibilities, she does not forget to lighten 
the burdens of those around her. May Earline learn through her Glee 
Club training to "sing away sorrow and cast away care." 

Viola Fannie Lesure "Vi" 
Ashfield, Mass. 
Most Reliable: Done Most For '26 
Axis Editor (2); Normalogue Editor; Glee Club (1, 2); Council (2) 
Senior Play 
Attention, ye Dictionarians! V-I-O-L-A is a synonym for S-E-R- 
V-I-C-E. Upon her shoulders has rested the burden of our literary 
success. More capable shoulders could not have been found. To show 
her loyal class spirit, she bravely sacrificed her locks at the altar of 
manhood. After her triumph as Jervis Pendleton in the class play, 
"Vi" has had more proposals than she can attend to. To a most en- 
joyable companion, a sincere worker, and an all-round sport, we extend 
our appreciation for untiring service to the Class of '26. 

Hilda Rosalie McDonough "Hil" 
Elm Street, 
Lenoxdale, Mass. 
Basketball (2) 

To most of us the name Hilda McDonough is a synonym for pep 
and enthusiasm. Whatever Hilda attempts, she does with vim and 
vigor, therefore we know that each task will be completed. As a mem- 
ber of the Senior Basketball Team, during the game with the Juniors, 
she showed her prowess in this activity. When it comes to instructing 
in modern dancing, Hilda's capabilities are unquestioned. 

Ada Kathe:une McSweeney "Tony" 

19 Church Street, 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Council (2); Basketball (2) 

Do we know her? Yes! but only as "Tony", for she is ever the 
same, always wearing a sunny smile. We admire her velvety blue 
eyes so typical of the "colleen", as well as her ready Irish wit. But 
this is not all. She can be a leader, a follower and a helper, ever ready 
to do her part or to do someone else's part. People like "Tony" are 
needed in this world, and we hope the Lord has not destroyed the pattern. 




Alice Michelsen "Al" 

66 Pearl Avenue, 

Revere, Mass. 

Best Natured 

Glee Club (1, 2); Basketball (2); Vice President of Council (2) 

Here's to "Al", the best natured girl in the Senior class. Such 
was our very wise decision. "Al" is never cross, even when things 
don't go her way. Take a bit of advice, girls, and have Alice as your 
friend. She has seemed very much interested of late in a little town 
not far from here. We wonder why? She also seems quite anxious 
to have "Stew" on her daily menu. Queer! 

Helen Irene Moody "Picky" 
955 Dalton Avenue, 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Prettiest Long Hair 

Axis Staff (1); Council (2) 

Woman's crowning glory used to be her hair, until the barbers 
acquired wisdom. Helen, however, believes in the old-fashioned stan- 
dards, for which her classmates are eternally grateful. "Long hair, 
short wit" as an adage has been disproved by her fine scholastic ability. 
We are all unanimous in expressing the hope that Helen's future may 
be as full of achievements as her amazing notebooks were full of material. 

Florence Elizabeth Moore "Peg" 
498 Park Avenue, 
Worcester, Mass. 
Axis Staff (1); Glee Club (1, 2) 

Florence has made us her debtors by very ably disclosing to us 
our futures, our virtues and our vices. Her friendliness and pleasing 
smile have won for her a permanent place in our hearts. 

Esther Minnie Morgan "Esty" 

Northfield, Mass. 

Music Contest Leader (1); Class President (2); Glee Club (1, 2); 

Council (2) 
Leaders are needed in this age, and when our class needed a leader, 
we found in our midst one capable and willing to bear the cross and 
crown of Class President. Although "Esty" has had other attractions 
during these two years, she has not for one short second let them inter- 
fere with duties to her class or to her studies. Look the world over 
for a face so welcome, a smile so kindly, a heart so true, a hand so will- 
ing, a mind so keen or a singing voice so beautiful. God makes people 
like Esther to improve the world. 



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Marion Magdalene Morganson "Peanut" 

Rutland, Vermont 

Axis Staff (1); Senior Play 

Perhaps none has expressed so well the enjoyment of the pleasant 
times she has had at N. A. N. S. as "Peanut". Always the sound of 
that merry-hearted peal of laughter which fills our lives with sunshine, 
suggests our Marion. She will always be happy, for she thinks right, 
she does right, and thus makes her life worth living. Two purposeful, 
worthwhile years she has spent here, and we are proud to see that she 
has been rewarded in more ways than one. 

D. Ann Morrier "Jimmy" 

Lenox, Mass. 

Best Ail-Around Girl; Most Happy-Go-Lucky 

Senior Play: Axis Staff (2); Normalogue Staff 

Is she present? Yes! every bit, but she is not heard until she has 
something worth saying, either serious or humorous, more often the 
latter. Many did not realize the talent possessed by our Ann until 
they saw her in the Class Play, where she had the opportunity to show 
the "stuff" that's in her. She is a gem, a peacemaker in trouble, and a 
"Peter Pan". Yes! she is everything that makes her the best all- 
around girl. We have been favored with her presence, and we envy 
those who will enjoy her from this time forth. 

Ruth Margaret Nagle 

14 Orchard Terrace, 

North Adams, Mass. 

Basketball Captain (2) 

When in future years, we look back on our Normal life, the figure 
that will stand out in all our memories is that of Ruth Nagle. As 
captain of the Basketball Team, she filled her position admirably. 
Her stunning appearance, to which her good looking bob and well 
chosen clothes contributed greatly, gained our admiration. Her car, 
which she shared generously, was found especially convenient on Geog- 
raphy "walks" and other trips. 

Marjorie Helen Nichols "Marce" 

1010 State Road, 

North Adams, Mass. 

Best Singer 

Glee Club (1, 2) 

When the last note dies away upon the breeze, we shall think of 

"Marge" and her beautiful voice. A voice like hers is a treasure which 

we have greatly enjoyed during our stay at N. A. N. S. Although 

"Marge" is a town girl, she has many friends in the Dormitory whom 

she has won through her noble life and comradeship. We love her, 

and we know that her nobleness will be reechoed in songs of service 

around the world in the years to come. 




Theresa Nolan "Theres" 

Main Street, 

Lenox, Mass. 

Most Persevering 

"Theres" is the girl who plays havoc with these blue eyes of hers. 
Any number of boys from North Adams or surrounding towns can tell 
you that. Lately, she has been very anxious to go down street after 
school. Why? Girls if you ever want some one to go out with you 
for a good time, or you need to borrow something, just ask Theresa. 
In her good natured way, she is always willing to be your friend. 
"Theres" has spent a great deal of her time, however, in studying and 
deserves the title "Most Persevering." 

Helen Rafferty "Raff" 

233 Depot Street, 

Bennington, Vt. 

Class Dreamer 

Glee Club (1, 2); Senior Play 

Still waters run deep, and so do Helen's thoughts. She is our 
class dreamer and often seems many miles away, but is aiways think- 
ing seriously about the question on hand, as we know by the brilliant 
recitations she makes in Psychology class. Taking the part of "Freddie" 
in the Class Play, Helen showed her extensive dramatic ability, and 
we wish her the best of luck in this profession as well as in her teaching. 

Ruth Frances Reynolds 

Pomeroy Avenue, 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Glee Club (2) 

She came to us full of the wisdom that belongs to the experienced 
teacher. But even the wisest and the most learned have their tem- 
peramental moods. During a reckless moment, Ruth — can you imagine 
it? — bobbed her hair. However, it has not affected her good nature, 
her reliability, and her helpfulness. It was a pleasure to work with 
you, Ruth, and we are sure that you will succeed in all endeavors. 

Elizabeth Anna Rhoades 
Canaan, Conn. 
Class Scholar 


Basketball (2); Axis Staff (2); Senior Play; Normalogue Staff 
"Lan' sakes!" — Ail the cheerful optimism of Mrs. Wiggs and 
Lizzie Semple have been handed down to "Dusty". She is the rein- 
carnation of those characters in the form of a 100 f o American girl, 
jolly, the best of sports, a model student and et cetera sad infinitum. 
In our class constellation she stands out, a shining star. We lesser 
lights can hardly sing her praises enough. The words "Achievement" 
and "Elizabeth Rhoades" go hand in hand. 

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Dorothy Mary Robare "Dot" 

Charles Street, 

North Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club (1, 2); Axis (2); Normalogue 

If we had decided upon a Class Chatter Box for the statistics, I 
am sure that "Dot" would have received a large number of the votes. 
The fire of her volubility remains unquenched by gymn showers and 
unbroken from falling off ladders. And we must concede that a girl 
who can make merry in the face of impending exams is well fitted to 
meet the trials of life as a school teacher. 

Florence Isabel Rockwood "Buddy" 
406 Gage Street, 
Bennington, Vt. 
Senior Play; Basketball (2) 

"Buddy" is decidedly a "hail fellow well met" sort of person. 
The old second division of the Junior year will long remember her as a 
lively, vigorous gym captain. We all may well be envious of "Buddy's" 
fine health and physique. 

Marion Ryan "Dingling" 

Maple Street, 

Hinsdale, Mass. 

Glee Club (2); Senior Play 

Who just gave that mischievous giggle in Economics class? There 
are three guesses allowed, but the first is sure to strike it right, "Ding- 
ling" Ryan of course. She's just bubbling over with fun, as anyone 
can tell by a glance into those sparkling brown eyes. "Dingling's" 
witty answers have pulled her out of many a tight place. Have you 
ever heard Marion sing in assembly? A Thursday morning program 
is incomplete without her. As an orphan in the class play Marion 
was more than enjoyable. 

Julia Louise Sandberg "Judy" 
Wendell Depot, Mass. 
Senior Play; Basketball (2); Axis Staff (2); Council (2); 
Normalogue Staff 
Julia, the incomparable! One moment she is an orator, the next, 
an accomplished actress, always an ideal student. She made an adorable 
Judy in the class play and not only won the heart of Jervis Pendleton, 
but captivated an entire audience. We can pay her no higher tribute 
than to say that she is everybody's pal. In the dim yesterday's of 
memory, her face will always stand out with a crown of golden hair 
and lit up with a charming smile of friendship. 



Vera Anna Sears "Pewee" 

339 High Street, 

Dalton, Mass. 

Most Artistic 

Basketball (2); Glee Club (2); Axis Staff (1, 2); Normalogue Staff 

There are many Veras but none perhaps like ours, because she has 
proved to be a little genius in two lines. First she shows the rare talent 
of an artist, and second, that of a poet. With these gifts she has helped 
to make the Axis as well as the Normalogue a success, to say nothing 
of her class work. "Pewee" has a big future and she will always be 
happy, writing, drawing, or making something which will be worth 

Agnes Nora Shea "Aggie" 

Ashland Street, 

North Adams, Mass. 

Though one of the hardest workers in the class, ' 
too rushed to pause a moment for a cheery word to 
class mate. "Ag's" even tempered sweet nature is 
rare characteristic of a good teacher. The entire 
accuracy in making baskets in Stationary last year, 
work seems unlimited, for though she does a great 
outside of school, she almost never enters any class 

'Ag" Shea is never 
any down-hearted 

an important but 

class admired her 

Her capacity for 

deal of hard work 


Rose Dorothy Simkin "Bimbo" 

30 Prospect Street, 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Most Original; Most Artistic 

Basketball (2); Glee Club (1, 2); Class Banner 

Whether your favorite dish is candy or pickles you will still like 
Rose. She has as many sides to her character as a daisy has petals; 
yet we must not forget that here is a girl of many and varied talents. 
Without Rose, our Class Banner would have lacked the distinction 
which her artistic ability supplied. Two handful of willingness, a 
heart full of generosity, a soul full of cheerfulness, a mind full of thought- 
fulness, and a generous sprinkling of individuality blended together 
make a perfect friend — Rose. 

Helen Bardwell Stacy "B" 
Shattuckville, Mass. 
Most Dignified 
Glee Club (1, 2); Council (2) 
Sedate and dignified, we have in our midst one of those girls who 
"when you get her alone" drops her mask of reserve and is as full of 
fun and jollity as any of us. So learned was she in the lore of teaching 
that all who taught with her felt as important as the depths of infinity. 
To show her great class spirit, she kept us all from starvation. Helen's 
personality is made up of a handful of honor, plenty of golden friend- 
ship, lots of sincerity and loyalty, with just a dash of spice and intrigue 
to make her interesting. 




Margaret Mary Stanton "Peg" 
21 Second Street, 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Council (1); Senior Play; Basketball (2) 
Because "Peg" is so jolly we like to be near her to catch the spirit 
of laughing, bubbling happiness. But could we find a harder or more 
honest worker, a better friend or a more thoughtful classmate? She 
has been a thinker, and a willing pianist. We feel sure that she will 
be a progressive and lovable teacher. As butler in "Daddy Long 
Legs" she will never be forgotten. 

Dorothy Olivia Stiles "Dottie" 
Middleboro, Mass. 

Oh, for a pal like "Dottie"! Dorothy has such bewitching eyes, 
and, best of all, she knows when and how to use them. Her sense of 
humor always finds a welcome with her many friends. We know that 
she will make an excellent teacher, but we fear that she may become 
interested in poultry and may sometime become assistant poultrymarm 
instead of a schoolmarm. Amherst is truly an attractive town, but 
there is a reason for its attractiveness. Ask "Dottie" about this. 

Sybil Stuart "Billy" "Stewy" 
Pepperell, Mass. 
Class Orator 
Vice President (2); Senior Play; Council (2) 

Sybil Stuart is a name ever suggestive of honor and loyalty. In 
her class spirit, which can never be surpassed, she had shown us how 
easily she as an orator could have the world at her feet. "Stewy" 
has served us nobly as Vice President of the class and we are sure that 
her chariot is hitched to a star. Though we must all part, we know 
that when Sybil goes out she will be welcomed as a great treasure, one 
whose influence and presence will be felt wherever the white road 
leads her. 

Mildred Margaret Sullivan 
Franklin Street, 
Bondsville, Mass. 

We are fortunate in having Mildred numbered among our special 
students. Although altogether unassuming, she has shown us her true 
worth as a friend and classmate. We can easily imagine Mildred a 
successful teacher as perseverance is one of her many virtues. We 
wish her every success in her future career. 




Eleanor Mildred Swann "Swannee" 
79 East Quincy Street, 
North Adams, Mass. 
Class Treasurer (1); Glee Club (1, 2) 

"Here's to 'Swannee' every one's pal, 
She's not very bio, out oh what a gal." 

In our Junior year, she served us very well as class treasurer. 
Eleanor is very active and she is so interested in sport, that we think she 
is going out for golf. Of course we know the reason for her choice. 

Mary Rose Sylvia "Rosie" 

21 Page Street, 

New Bedford, Mass. 

Most Dignified; Most Popular 

Council (1); Basketball (2); House President (2); Senior Play 
As president of the student council, the most popular and most 
dignified girl of the class, Mary will never be forgotten. Who can fail 
to remember her in our many house meetings when she tactfully re- 
minded us of the rules and regulations ordained for our benefit, yet 
with a friendliness which commended our respect and love? 


Ida Ruth Tekulsky "Yda" 

Bennington, Vt. 

Glee Club (2) 

If you are in need of a walking encyclopedia, just notify Ida Tekulsky. 
Such a fine vocabulary of words as Ida has at her command might 
rival that of the Professor of English at any college. Ida is not lacking 
in travel experience, either. This Senior has seen the sun rise and set 
on at least four different continents and is a very interesting conversa- 
tionalist. We know she will hypnotize her scholars with her wonderful 
tales of other countries and will make abridged encyclopedias out of 
her young Americans. 

Marion Helen Temple "Nan" 

Colrain, Mass. 

Shyest Girl 

Class Banner 

How surprised we were to see "Nan" come into the dining room 
one night with her hair bobbed! "Nan" was elected the shyest in our 
class, but this characteristic has not prevented her from making a host 
of friends while at N. A. N. S. In fact she is a friend to all, and of 
Marion we may truly say that hers is a friendship worth cultivating. 




Wenonah May Webb "Nona" 

Goshen, Mass. 
Glee Club (1, 2); Senior Play 

A dimpling smile, a lovely complexion, and winsome ways personify 
Wenonah. Some girls would be vain, but no, not she. An interesting 
conversationalist, she is always ready to prove her point of view. With 
such a charming convincer, most people are convinced of her convictions 
(even Charlie). "Nona" has many friends. We know that a combi- 
nation of 50% self-assurance plus 50% pleasing personality equals 
(according to our instructions at N. A. N. S.) 100% Success. 

Alice Elizabeth Wixted "Al" 

41 Glover Street, 

Southbridge, Mass. 

"Smooth runs the wafer 
Where the brook is deep." 

Such a quiet girl, yet how we all shall miss her! Though we have 
known her but one short year, our one regret is that we did not have 
the privilege of her fellowship in our Junior year. Quiet and demure, 
she seems to those who know her least, but to those who know her best 
— well — we leave that part unsaid. 

Dorothy Mitchell Yeoman "Dot" 

Richview Avenue, 

North Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club (1, 2) 

Here's another of the trio of "Dots" who come hustling in every 
morning from town. She is an ardent Druryite and seems to enjoy 
telling the Psychology Class what a "nawful, nawful" trial she used to 
be to her teachers when she was a child. She must have outgrown her 
youthful characteristics, however, for we all think her a good friend 
and a good sport (we are not the only ones who think so.) 




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N. A. N. S. 


Class of 1926 

Esther Morgan 

Mary Sylvia 

Frances Bernard 

Class of 1926 

Elizabeth Rhoades, Margaret Haggerty 

Sybil Stuart, Marcia Church 

Class of 1926 

Sally Fillebrown, Lyndal Cranson 

Class of 1926 

Frances Drury 

Esther Morgan for '26, Barbara Walter for '27 

Vera Sears 

On the Green 

Class of 1927 

Class of 1926 

Normal Hall 






Yearning — Tschaikowsky 

There's a Lark in My Heart — Spross 


Lift Thine Eyes — Mendelssohn 

Passage Bird's Farewell — Hildrach 
Dr. Frank W. Wright, Director of Elementary and Secondary 


School Orchestra 
Rev. William Woodford Rock 

Glee Club 
Supt. A. J. Stoddard of Bronxville, New York 

Glee Club Group 
Glee Club 

Education and Normal Schools, 

State Department of Education 


A&ftr^BB of Jffitelrtf mr 

^MEMBERS of the Faculty, Parents, Friends and Classmates:- 

'•** Class Day is one of the numerous occasions to which our thoughts will often turn in future 

years. We rejoice in its arrival, having looked forward to its coming, for it means the fulfillment of 
a promise, the realization of hopes, and satisfaction in a work completed. We have reached another 
milestone along life's pathway. We pass it with joy in the present and anticipation for the future. 
It is with this day in mind that we have laboured through trial and error, failure and success. Yet 
when, in discouragement, this day seemed too remote for achievement, too visionary for accomplish- 
ment, what has given us new strength and determination but the realization that there were those who 
cared, who had faith in us, who trusted us to uphold the dignity required for the completion of the 
task toward which we aspired. The encouragement from you who are interested has aided us in ever 
keeping the ideal in view. Standards of perfection are ever changing and progressing to the purposeful 
mind. So the ideal which we have reached has grown to something better. Thus our joy today is 
in the beginning of a greater, more noble work. 

"Like a gallant knight 

Gaily bedight, 
In sunshine and in shadow, 
Let us journey along, 
Singing a song, 
In search of Eldorado." 
Classmates :- 

In our striving toward success, we have encountered and overcome many difficulties ; difficulties 
which perhaps kind Fate has placed in our paths that we might grow more patient and sympathetic; 
that we might learn the lesson of perseverance. But through it all has mingled the tide of perfect friend- 
ships, cemented in love and sincerity. We have shared disappointments and pleasures, and thrilled 
at another's ambitions. We shall be loathe to leave these halls where we have experienced so much 
true happiness. 

As a rosebud grows and unfolds its petals to receive the warmth and light of the sun, so we, in- 
dividually, have grown to receive and appreciate the inspiration and knowledge from you who have 
been fitted to guide us here. No words can express the gratitude we would show; no thanks can be 
sufficient to repay our debt to you. In our work through years to come, we will follow the white road 
which leads us on to greater achievements. We leave others to continue to uphold the honor and pre- 
cedents of this, our Alma Mater. 

We, the Class of 1926, welcome you to share with us the pleasures of our Class Day, and to enter 
into the joyous spirit that fills our hearts today. 

Esther Morgan 
President of Class of '26 




Aftitress to Juniors 

39 EAR Faculty, friends, Juniors and classmates: 

■^ The time of our parting is drawing nigh, and although there is a feeling of exultation within 

us at having finished our Normal School course, still there is one of sadness and regret at having to 
leave our Alma Mater and the many dear friends which we have met here. 

Someone has said, "Youth is the time to make ready for great things by learning small lessons." 
Is this not what we, as students, have been doing during the past two years? Have we not been taught 
that each new experience through which we pass is just a stepping stone to something greater for which 
we are striving day by day? But it is my duty this afternoon to turn toward lighter and more cheerful 
thoughts, for surely on this day our very souls should echo the joy and mirthfulness which surrounds us. 

At last dear Juniors, it is our turn to bestow upon you a few words of needed counsel! First, 
let me say that we leave with you all the honors and privileges which we, as Seniors, have most worthily 
possessed. Of course we take into consideration the fact that no class can ever do as well as '26. Up- 
on your return next September, do your utmost to give help to the poor little Juniors; escort them to 
their respective rooms, introduce them to your host of friends, and above all, make them feel that you 
enjoy having them as your Junior playmates. Thus aim to support and build the "school spirit" of 
N. A. N. S. 

Just a bit concerning your various classes. Of course, you must bear in mind that, as Seniors, 
you will have a great deal of responsibility in upholding the standards and dignity of the school. Now, 
let me give you a hint — during your summer vacation, it would be well for you to gather all the games, 
devices, and pictures which might lend themselves easily to your work at the training school, for no 
lesson can be successfully taught unless properly motivated. 

Four times during the week you will congregate with Mr. Smith for Psychology. Be ever ready 
with numerous specific illustrations, for undoubtedly you will have need of them. 

Your classes with Miss Baright will be intensely interesting. There you will have a chance to 
display some of your hidden talent and possibly you may discover a second Patrick Henry or Julia 

In Miss Pearson's class you will learn how to reproduce the "decorative unit" successfully and 
also how to use your "discriminating judgment" to good advantages. 

Besides becoming acquainted with Pestalozzi, Froebel, and the rest in the History of Education 
course under Miss Owen's direction you will enjoy the many discussions which arise in her Grammar 

Several times during the week you will meet with Mr. Eldridge, where numerous committees 
will be appointed to carry on group work. And here I warn you, girls, to remember always to take 
plenty of note-paper to class with you. 

Management! Here is a class for which you will need to burn — not the mid-night oil, but elec- 
tricity, in reading reference books and many educational articles. However, with Mr. Carpenter at its 
head, you will certainly enjoy it. When you are taking up the study of registers, always bring them 
to class with you, do not leave them at the "dorm" as an excuse to get the morning mail. 

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." It may also make dull students, but we do not 
need to worry, for in Miss Porter's classes you will find plenty of activity and play provided. 

0, girls! There will also be a chance for you to learn how to become good housekeepers, for 
Miss Sholes will be constantly furnishing you with new ideas about homemaking in Domestic Science, 
so listen carefully. You may need them in later life. 

As Seniors you will be deprived of the happiness of Mr. Cummings' work, but someday perhaps, 
Seniors may have the pleasure of taking up Woodwork, in which case they will find this cheery teacher 
always willing to help and direct them. 

In Mr. Venable's class you will discover how to capture and handle all kinds of poor little bugs, 
grasshoppers and angleworms. When you go in search of these, do not scream if they jump on you but 
try to charm them and you will surely be successful. We know that you will enjoy this class and hope 
that shortly it may be extended through the latter half of the Senior year. 




Miss Perry's classes have been a great joy during our two years at Normal. We feel sure that 
as Seniors you will find this work very helpful to you, especially at the training school. However, re- 
member that in teaching a rote song you "never sing with the children." 

You will unquestionably spend a most interesting Senior year here. How could it be other- 
wise with so fine a group of teachers who labor so untiringly to guide us along the long, jagged highway 
to Success? Our two short years under their careful supervision have been most enjoyable, and we 
can honestly say that we believe no more admirable faculty can be found anywhere. 

Now may I give some advice to the "dorm" girls 9 It behooves you to follow each council rule 
religiously, or woe betide you! 

In spite of the fact that the "boyish bob" is considered collegiate, you must wear your hats 
ways over the week-ends. 

If you must entertain gentlemen, live up to the rule which reads — "Gentlemen may be enter- 
tained in the social room". This, however, does not mean in any of the adjoining rooms. 

When the monitor knocks "Quarter after", do not bellow at her as if she were some sort of mon- 
ster ready to seize you, but quietly switch off your lights, say your prayers, and hop into bed. 

Remember that the "Charleston" is prohibited, especially in rooms where the ceiling below 
is weak. 

If you adhere to these rules strictly you will find Mrs. Van, "that lady tall and grand", a really, 
truly, House Mother. 
To the Juniors not in the dormitory: 

Do not try to "t odge" the girls when it is time to remove the desks from the Assembly Hall, 
for one of those man dances. 

If you must take home all the books which you possess, find some gallant escort who is willing 
to help you. 

Do not tempt the girls too strongly by begging them to go for a ride, because they might disappoint 
you and accept. 

And now dear Juniors all, it is time for us to say good-bye. There is much more advice which 
might be given you, but we do not wish to tax your brains too heavily today. Soon you will reach a 
place where "Two roads diverge in a yellow wood," and the one which you will choose depends upon 
you — upon the use you make of the gifts and powers you possess — upon your fidelity to the principles 
of righteousness. 

"Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, 

As the swift seasons roll! 

Leave thy low vaulted past! 

Let each new temple, nobler than the last, 

Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, 

Till thou at length art free, 

Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea!" 

Mary R. Sylvia 



(Elass §nmi 

There stands a school upon the hill 

With ivy twining 'round it still, 

And whispering breezes 'round it sing. 

In years to come, fond thoughts they'll bring. 


We leave these halls with fond regret, 
With friendships formed we'll ne'er forget. 
In work and play our lives entwined; 
Through joys and sorrow love enshrined. 


Dear Normal, Alma Mater true, 
We pledge our last farewell to you, 
To teachers loyal and sincere, 
To halls so stately and so dear, 
Hail Alma Mater! 

Words by Rose Simkin, Hazel Connor, Elizabeth Rhoades 
Music by Helen Bowling, Marjorie Nichols, Esther Morgan 

flinj Cltant 

Dear Ivy, we plant thee 
With joy and with love, — 
Entrusting our hopes to 
The Maker above. 

As climbing on upward 
In beauty and grace, 
With tendrils still clinging, 
Your progress we trace. 

O, symbol of vict'ry, 
Strive higher and higher 
So may our own efforts 
To great heights aspire. 

Words by Rose Simkin, Hazel Connor, Elizabeth Rhoad?s 
Music by Helen Dowling, Esther Morgan, Marjorie Nichols 





Class History 

jSkTILL stands the mountain majestic, 
'^ The towering, high-headed Greylock, 
And about its feet nestle farms and lakes, 
Beyond them the thundering cities. 
Nearby, in a deep, green valley, 
Over-shadowed by poplars tall, 
There stands our own loved Normal, 
Where wisdom, and love, and friendship 
Are the greatest achievements of all. 

This a story from Greylock, 

Of the school which stands on the hill, 

Built of brick, sun-tanned and golden, 

With ivy entwining it round. 

When the sun of hot September 

Curled the grasses on the lawn, 

And the leaves hung limp on the poplars, 

And the birds merely twittered in song, 

Then a new class of ardent Juniors, 

Frightened, yet bubbling with hope, 

Came by rail, and car, and by auto, 

And gathered here in this hall. 

Timid they were, and frightened, 

Each longing, but fearing to speak. 

They gazed with awe at the Seniors, 

Those exalted and reverent folk. 

Finally, one night in September, 

A party was held in the hall, 

Where Seniors met Juniors, and Juniors met Seniors, 

And foundations for friendships were laid. 

Studies began in the meantime, 

Studies so strange and new, 

That the French and Latin of high school 

Were driven out of view. 

Then on an eve in October, 

A night long pined for by all, 

Music and dance and chatting reigned 

At the first "man-dance" of the fall. 

Though years will come and gray our heads 

Bringing joys and pleasures in turn, 

The fun and the mirth of the first "man-dance" 

On memory's pages will burn. 

Every ship that sails the ocean 

Needs a pilot brave and wise, 

So our class needed a leader 

To guide us through our Normal days. 

Vermont gave our first president, 

Margaret Hutchins, the friend of all. 

Quiet and fair through a year's 

Mad, riotous maze, she led 



Her classmates. Then in June 

She left for the teaching field; 

But her absence can never erase 

The love and respect of her class 

With whom she worked and played. 

So the autumn quickly flew 

With work intermingled with play, 

With hikes and study and parties 

Till the holiday season came, 

When to our homes with joy 

In spite of a blizzard we went. 

January passed, slowly and quietly passed, 

Till February blustered in 

With its stormy winds and sleet, 

Till round us the snow lay piled 

In drifts so white and deep. 

Thus our last semester began. 

With fear and with great forebodings 

We started our training work, 

And busy were the days that followed, 

Filled to the very brim, 

With teaching and study and planning, 

With tennis and gardening and trips. 

But May with blossoms and birds 

Proved that others had toiled too, 

Then it was that our Seniors 

By dint of long, faithful work 

Presented in memorable manner 

Hiawatha, their annual play. 

On the heels of the wonderful product, 

The days of Commencement came round 

Where our upper classmen shone, 

But the brilliancy of their efforts 

By the tears of our parting, was dimmed. 

September suns found us returned again, 

Vacation over and playtime gone 

For we must now think nobler thoughts 

As fitted seniors of our school. 

Within its walls were stranger faces, 

Faces of the new Junior class. 

Remembering our own timidity 

A party of welcome to them we gave, 

Where names were learned and nick-names given; 

And they in turn made Hallowe'en 

A long remembered joy to us. 

That night our teachers dignified, 

Put off their dignity, for the time, 

To join with us in ghostly games, 

Where Laughter reigned, the new crowned king. 

Within our midst another friend 

We found to lead our class this year, 




Sweet Esther Morgan was the one 

We chose to be our President. 

And for our needed Class Advisor, 

Chose we then our Art Instructor. 

Used as we'd grown to strange events 

Throughout our course at dear old Normal, 

A most delightful time was had 

When by our faculty we were led 

To see "Smith's Family Portrait Gallery". 

Days passed and then all music-lovers 

Enjoyed our famous Glee Club Concert. 

Again a man-dance, gay and charming, 

Held us enthralled for one brief evening. 

Here followed many other pleasures 

Enlivening much the hours of teaching. 

Christmas came and went, too swiftly, 

And soon the stunning realization 

That Normal days were surely numbered. 

Now with our teaching hours increasing, 

All our days grew full and fuller, 

Especially in Psychology classes 

Where the amoeba must be met with. 

Here were many heated discussions 

And debates so long and fiery 

Tried before the Court of Justice 

Where Mr. Smith, the Judge, presided. 

Miss Baright's room became for Seniors 

A place for joy as well as learning. 

What with stories and dramatizations, 

With programs, talks and appreciations, 

Thoughts were wakened, visions broadened, 

And life took on a deeper meaning. 

Our path was not all smoothness, 

But like the brook that leaps the mountain 

With its rapids and falls to conquer, 

So we had our disappointments. 

On an afternoon in springtime 

Our three teams of loyal Seniors 

Met, in basket-ball, the Juniors. 

Though our teams strove long and ably 

Their struggles were in vain 

For they lost the battle wholly 

And dire defeat to "Two-six" came. 

Then stormy March gave way to April 

With work and more work to be done, 

Yet time was found for our Glee Club 

In Bennington to sing. 

Now a new question faced us Seniors, 

Worrying and disturbing many 

For we wished to know the places 

Where next September's suns would find us. 

Will we ever quite forget when the interviews began? 



Yet in spite of fears and tremblings, 

We began by ones and two's, *ltf 

Ere vacation time came round our positions to secure. 

So one night in early Maytime 

The girls held a mock "man-dance" 

Where the doubles of the faculty 

Made the welkin ring with laughter. 

On another night in Maytime, 

After weeks and weeks of practice, 

Came the triumphant presentation 

Of our play dear "Daddy-Long-Legs". 

Other plays may soon be witnessed, 

But we never can forget 

The beauty of our Judy, 

The dependability of Jervis, 

And the impudence of Jimmie, 

As well as all the others who put the play across. 

But perhaps the most of all 

We'll remember our Directress, 

Miss Baright and her helpers. 

Quickly following in succession 

Came the Alumni to their banquet, 

Then the Glee Club Concert, 

And our long-expected Field Day, 

Where in games and other contests 

Seniors and Juniors alike excelled. 

Thus two years have passed before us, 

Bringing joys and trials, too, 

Since that day in hot September 

When we entered Normal School. 

Still stands the mountain majestic 
The towering, high-headed Greylock, 
And about its feet nestle farms and lakes, 
Beyond them the thundering cities. 
Nearby, in a deep, green valley, 
Overshadowed by poplars tall, 
There stands our own loved Normal 
Where wisdom, and love, and friendship 
Are the greatest achievements of all. 

Elizabeth A. Rhoades, Margaret Haggerty 




(Class Prnph^cy 

| E WHO were assigned to the task of writing the class prophecy, labored long and diligently over 
our work, but seemed to be most unsuccessful because of our inability to vividly imagine the 
future; however, a strange occurrence which took place in my room a few days ago solved our difficulty 
so thoroughly that writing the class prophecy has proved to be a joy. Knowing that dramatization is 
one of the best forms of expression, we will try to reproduce that happening for you by this method. 
As I have mentioned, this most unusual event took place in my room in Taconic Hall. It was 
growing late and I was very tired trying to arrange futures for forty or more girls, so I began to 

"crab" aloud somewhat as follows 

"0 poor me! Here it is half past nine and not a word written yet. I must finish the abominable 
thing for tomorrow, it must go in with the yearbook material. What do people do anyway? Nurses, 
doctors, actresses, dancers, IMPOSSIBLE! The girls are all going to teach, of course, and everything 
that I think of is either too prosaic or too utterly improbable. I've just wasted time, but now I'll be 
systematic and begin with the B's. Bodine, Bitzer, Belanger, what are their hobbies? Oh if I had 
only been in their Oral Comp class — guess I'll start the other way. Yeoman, Webb, — (drowsily) — 

Richman, Poorman Webb, — Yeoman (Enter Father Time dressed in a long black 

robe, black hood, and carrying a huge book and scythe, white whiskers, etc.) 

Sybil. "Well, I've always heard from other class prophets that they fell asleep and dreamed it, or some- 
thing to that effect, but I never thought that it came in the form of Santa Claus in mourning. 
Maybe he's my salvation, I had better keep still and see." 
Father Time. "Realizing your great need of my valuable assistance, I, Father Time, have come to 
help you. I have here in my book the destinies of all people for years to come, and I can easily 
tell you the solutions of your problems." 
Sybil. "Oh! Have you everything about us in that big book? An equal to Pandora's box, but if I 

ask only to see ten years ahead, may it be granted?" 
Father Time nods in a very precise manner. 
Sybil (aside). "Oh, now if only he doesn't balk or get offended. Just look among the teachers, for it 

is inevitable that most of my classmates will be found there." 
Father Time. "Nay, nay, child, those left in the profession at the end of the next decade will be found 
under the more advanced type known as educators. I shall open my volume to "E". (He 
sighs ponderously and begins to read.) Among the A's I find the name Atkins, — she is to be 
the renowned author of a set of educational books of the very highest type. In B I find Belanger, 
Private School in New York City. Is the name Belanger not familiar to you?" 
Sybil. "Goodness, yes, but it can't be Gerry!" 

Father Time. "Speak not so freely of that of which you are ignorant. Bodine is to be Principal of 
your Alma Mater, the first woman to hold such an honor at such a youthful age. Cummings, 
Cummings, Supervisor of Rural Education in this state, and also under C, we find the Corcoran 
school for ill children. I turn to D, I find listed here Miss Dansereau as Gym teacher at Sargent. 
The renowned Drury Kindergarten is to be visited by all the leading educators, because of her 
advanced methods and theories, and to bring this list to a close you will be glad to hear that 
upon Mr. Frank Wright's retirement, Miss Haggerty will accept his position on the State Board 
of Education. Grace Lamb is successfully teaching in Miss Rockwood's Select School for Boys, 
which is in itself a great honor, for Miss Rockwood will have none but the best. Because of 
their excellent training while in Normal, Mary Sylvia and Mrs. Keddie will be chosen to succeed 
Mrs. Van and Mrs. Gellis. 
Sybil. "But that cannot be all the teachers, are you sure there are none that you have omitted?" 
Father Time. "Youth is very bold and assuming to so question the care of wisdom, but age is also patient. 
I will seek again. Oh, yes, I have skipped one Miss Nichols, the Supervisor of Music, but that 
concludes the list." (closes book.) 



Sybil. "What shall I say now? I must find out more. Er-er-are educators the only persons that 
you list?" 

Father Time. "Your ignorance is acceded only by curiosity, but I am not disconcerted, for that is also 
an instinct of your age. Child, I list all people, the great, the insignificant, the rich, the workers, 
all fates are here sealed." 

Sybil. "Then would it not be fair to the rest to tell me of them, too? Please tell me of those who are 

Father Time. "You speak to me of fairness? But you are young. M-M-Here it is, 'matrimony'." 

Sybil. "Thanks be, he's off again. I thought I'd stopped him forever." 

Father Time. "Bitzer — The wife of a Colgate Professor of History, who admits that he owes all his 
success to her never failing aid and inspirations. Connor — She wiil marry, but her great pro- 
ficiency in Household Arts is so renowned that she will conduct in addition to her home a school 
of Home Economics. Crocker, Morganson, Lahey, and Swann are written down among the 
finest of housewives." 

Sybil. "I'd love to know whom they marry, but after that last lecture I'd never dare ask for fear 
'twould upset his disposition completely." 

Father Time. "All Miss Flaherty's youthful generosity will follow her thru life, for her rich husband 
makes it possible for her to give very freely, but he also employs many servants who love their 
kind mistress and wait on her every desire. Marion Temple will meet the man of her choice 
in Hawaii, and Agnes Shea will go as far afield to marry a real sheik. Your class president will 
find all her pedagogical knowledge worth-while in managing a kindergarten quite her own, and 
last, but in no way least, the inseparable sisters called 'Tony' and 'Peg' will reside in a lovely 
two tenement house in Pittsfield, and make good use of their knowledge of citizenship by their 
example of perfect neighborliness." 

Sybil. "And those who have not married and are not teaching; can you enlighten me as to their where- 

Father Time. "It is not a question of ability, my child, but of wisdom. However, having started I 
shall proceed. In other professions — I will seek most diligently until all are found. Here I 
find the Misses Chicoine and Cranson pursuing their hobbies by training dogs and cats for the 
circus. Here is a Ziegfield Dancer called Dowling; here a Movie Actress, Ruth Nagle; here is 
Dorothy Bruton, winner of a Bathing Beauty contest; here, a Principal of a Music Conserva- 
tory, Reynolds by name." 

Sybil. "Oh, Mr. Ages, you go so fast I can't keep up with you." 

Father Time. "But time is always flying, and if I remain here too long, I shall get behind on my records. 
Be silent that I may finish. Miss Kellogg will manage a girls' camp. Here, see! Here is a 
trustworthy guide for walking tours in Yellowstone Park, a Miss Gobeille, who will live at the 
Crowley Hotel." 

Sybil. "I never can remember all this; I crave details. I must resort to what tact I have. Oh, Mr. 
Time, some days drag." 

Father Time. "Right, child, you do speak sensibly for once. I can afford to go more slowly, but I 
will classify more exactly for your convenience. Let us look under business — B — B — . First 
we see the Misses Hunt, Lawrence, and Nolan, who will be found managing the H. L. N. Hat 
Shop so successfully that even the distinguished art critic, Miss Rose Simkin, can be found wear- 
ing the H. L. N. hats from one season's end to the next. Because of their great skill in fancy 
cooking and psychological understanding of the nature of college men, Alice Michelsen and 
Hilda McDonough will make a great success of their home cooking shop in Williamstown. The 
Misses Rhoades and Sandberg, with the help of their Superintendent Kidnapper, Miss Ryan, 
have developed the New England States Teachers' Agency so that it exceeds all others in ef- 
ficiency. Another employee who proves invaluable to them is Miss Florence Moore, whose 



expert ability in judging character at a glance makes her most successful in placing teachers. 
Miss Ann Morrier " 

Sybil. "Oh, I know, she has a hen farm." 

Father Time. "Your infantile habit of interrupting me proves most annoying. Miss Morrier, because 
of the great inspiration received from Mr. Eldridge's classes, traveled extensively in the Sahara 
until she made her great discovery, "The Sahara Chick", that can live without water, and she 
is reaping a fortune from her numerous hen ranches. Helen Stacy will continue her habit of 
dispensing sweets by another type of agriculture work. She is a great modern Scientist in the 
culture of bee keeping. The profits from her sales will enable her to buy many of the latest 
model automobiles. In the near future, the North Adams Ten Cent Store and Apothecary 
Hall will be quite outclassed by the Normal School Specialty Shop run by the Misses Styles, 
and Robare." 

Sybil. "I never realized that so many of our girls had business ability; surely there are no others?" 

Father Time. "Ah! Yes, my daughter, we have four fine dressmaking establishments in different 
parts of the country managed respectively by the Misses Dahowski, Yeoman, Wixted, and Sears. 
Then, Marcia Church, because of her great business ability and clever ideas for amusements 
in general, will make a great success of her Retired Teachers' Home. One of the rooms is occu- 
pied by Miss Brickhill and her favorite cat." 

Sybil. "What other lines will the children of this Alma Mater follow? Are we to be represented in 

Father Time. "Oh, yes, Sybil Stuart, because of her unsurpassed gift for presenting her thoughts on a 
case in a strong and convincing manner, will become a speaker in the House of Representatives." 

Sybil. "Not me! " 

Father Time. "Hush! You will be most active in securing support for Miss Tekulsky's work as Ambas- 
sador to Turkey. But I find no others catalogued under politics." 

Sybil. "Then tell me of the travelers. I had almost hoped to find myself among them." 

Father Time. "Teachers do not travel for the sake of traveling alone. I will look under M and find 
Missionary. First, here I find Wenonah Webb. After two long years of ceaseless endeavor, 
she will convince her little class of Filipinos that they must use tooth brushes. Her work on 
these islands was inspired by the letters received while at Normal School. Miss Fillebrown 
will do her share, not only as a Missionary, but she will instruct a class of progressive monkeys 
in the art of evolution. Evelyn Hunter will live up to her name by becoming a big game hunter 
in Africa, assisted by the able Indian, Miss Kirby. And I will close this list by telling you that 
Miss Haig has returned to her native land as a very bonnie Highlander." 

Sybil. "Oh, this is most interesting. How far afield will the fame of N. A. N. S. be spread! And 
are we favored with any home missionaries?" 

Father Time. "Right. There are two of your number, who will do creditable work in their own country. 
Helen Moody, with her famous prescription for increasing weight, will do wonders in aiding the 
children of the New York slums to overcome the effects of malnutrition. And Miss Goodall 
is destined to be a social settlement worker, also." 

Sybil. "This must be all the class. Is it possible that after all Miss Baright's teaching, '26 is not repre- 
sented in the field of Literature?" 

Father Time. "I must be on my way, but put your mind at rest. You are represented by Miss Rafferty, 
who is not only an author, but a dramatic critic as well. Also by Miss Lesure, who became so 
attached to editorship in school, that she has become an editor of a newspaper in Hawaii. One 
of the biggest features of this paper is the column, published daily, by the Misses Calderwood 
and Herrick, whose advice to those in matrimonial difficulties or affectionate incongenialities 
will cause a great stir among the natives. As I have done you this great service, I will remove 
my presence, but I warn you, take not the credit for this prophecy." Exit. 

Sybil. "Nor the blame, either. I don't know whether to believe him or not, do you?" 

Sybil Stuart, Marcia Church 



(Class mUtll 

[E, THE Class of 1926 of the North Adams Normal School, being about to depart this life of con- 
centrated mental effort and launch forth our various careers on the sea of the teaching profession, 
do hereby graciously will and bequeath those of our valuable possessions as will be of use and service 
to those whom we sadly leave behind. 
To Mr. Smith: 

Several more Sunday School classes to be at the disposal of the Inmates of the Hill School for 
the frequent "man-dances" next year. 
To Miss Pearson: 

A class, all the members of which will be able to tell a diagonal from a diameter, and to distin- 
guish between red, green and purple, yellow. 
To Miss Baright: 

A well equipped furniture and theatrical costuming establishment, that she need not grow weary 
chasing up these essentials for the '27 class dramatics. 
To Miss Sholes: 

A whole stack of "absolutely neat notebooks without a blot," and an infinite number of "ques- 
tions for the day." 
To Miss Perry: 

A receptacle for a pocket handkerchief, to be conveniently pinned directly over the heart. Into 
this, cough drops and pills may also be deposited. 
To Miss Owens: 

A pair of detachable mutton-leg sleeves that, regardless of the gown she wears, there may be 
ample room for storage of the "little jokes." 
To Miss Porter: 

A generous supply of high jumpers, accurate pitchers, potato race runners, and shower en- 
thusiasts (especially the latter). Also a new Ford which can take the Trail "on high." 
To Mr. Carpenter: 

A complete four-tube radio set by which to receive first-hand information regarding the exact 
time of all Normal School classes. Also an escalator, that his natural tendencies may not be discour- 
aged by the frequent hasty trips up the hill. 
To Miss Jenkins: 

A rural school on the shore of Windsor Lake. We hope she will use it to advantage for demon- 
stration purposes with next year's juniors. This will be a relief from the strain on pocketbooks and 
To Miss Donelson: 

A set of elastic bands to be attached to all library books, that, at the end of two weeks they will 
snap back from any place whatever where they may have been deposited. 
To Mr. Eldridge: 

A mechanical device which, on the ringing of the third bell, will never fail to forcibly eject the 
class bodily from the room. 
To Mr. Venable: 

A pair of horses, a plow and two capable men to be ever at his service. These will be handy 
for getting the garden ready for junior planting before the frost is out of the ground. 
To Mr. Cummings: 

A workroom on the first floor. This will shorten the steps of the seniors considerably when they 
make their frequent calls. 
To Miss Ferguson: 

A toboggan chute to make her many trips down stairs more speedy and comfortable. 
To Miss Allyn: 

A suit of armor for protection against the showers of hectograph ink used in printing the mil- 
lions of sheets at a cent apiece. 



To Mrs. Van Etten: 

A long waiting list of cooks aspiring to practice their art in the dormitory kitchen. 
To Mrs. Gellis: 

An extension telephone under her table in the dining room. 
To the Training School Faculty: 

A three story addition to Mark Hopkins to be used for rest rooms exclusively. 
To the future leaders of 1927 student assemblies, and expression classes: 

We generously bequeath our favorite introductory phrase, "For the program this morning we 
have chosen — ", our pet transition, "The next number on the program will be given by Miss So-and- 
so," also the usual finale, "This is the end of the program. We thought it would take the whole period." 
To Myrtle Garcelon: 

Elizabeth Fulmer's week-end house parties. 
To Rose Bruton: 

Mille Dansereau's tact, to be used in her many arguments. 
To Helen Corcoran, Emily Eisenhaur, and Angela Milani: 

A wholesale bakery establishment that they may never want for the "staff of life." 
To "Bobby" Shaw and Marion Taylor: 

Wenonah's and Esther's letters tied neatly with pale blue ribbons. 
To Ruby Hume and Mary O'Brien: 

Ruth Nagle's lack of hair. 
To Helen Crowley and Ethel Gagnon: 

We rewill the phone calls willed by the class of '25 to Earline and Louise, still apparently in very 
good condition. 
To Ruth Foster, Hazel Thomas, Caroline Silvia, Muriel Hall, Dorothy Baker, and Marjorie Allan: 

Doris Kirby's instinct for conversation at table. 
To Ethel Beals: 

Mary Sylvia's two-forty rate of eating. 
To Winifred Kilbridge and Martha Burt: 

Evelyn Hunter's book, "How to Laugh and Grow Fat Theories". 
To Ethel Zander, Sophie Cohen, Mary Talkov, and Sally Robinson: 

Four seats in the private week-end airplane, the sendee of which between North Adams and 
Pittsfield was recently established by Florence Hunt, Ann Morrier, and Doris Kirby. 
To Miriam MacCauley: 

A forty-eight hour day to be used for study only. 
To Eleanor Parsons and Grace Dullahan: 

Hilda McDonough's and Marion Ryan's quiet ways. We hope this bequest will have the de- 
sired quieting effect. 
To Ellen Andrews: 

Mary Dahowski's zeal for piano practice with our sympathies to the dwellers of the north wing. 
To "Timmie" Thomas and Mildred Hardaker: 

Ruth Calderwood's complete course in cleaning with high-test gasoline. 
To Helen McLeod: 

"Frankie" Drury's punctuality for use in being prompt at meals. 
To Barbara Walter: 

The trade in candy, established by Helen Stacy. We hope she will turn over the profits for the 
benefit of the class. 
To Madeline Dunklee: 

Edith Herrick's ambition for married life. 
To any tired town girls: 

Mary Sylvia's and "Dot" Bruton's room in the dormitory as a club room in which to spend 
the more tedious school sessions. 
To Anna Meehan: 

"Mike" Lahey's fondness for red-haired men. 




To Clarice Halfpenny: 

Alice Michelsen's attitude of sportsmanship, tried and true. 
To Dorothy Welch: 

"Cile" Gobeille's athletic prowess. 
To Ann Osley, and "Frannie" Bernard: 

Marion Morganson's and Grace Lamb's composite article, "The Long and the Short of It." 
To Helen Savage: 

"Betty" Rhoades' self assurance. 
To "Babe" McCarthy: 

Florence Moore's sweet smile. 
To Florence Young: 

Viola Lesure's perseverance as an editor. (Viola would agree with us that it will be needed in 
full measure.) 
To Majel Smith: 

Julia Sandberg's pep and pluck. 
To Helen Margaret Crowley: 

Doris Brickhill's petiteness. 
To those who have roomed in neighboring houses this past year: 

A new dormitory on Church Street, opposite the school garden, and in full sight of the Mark 
Hopkins clock. 
To the friendly oid dormitory: 

The following, sorely needed: 

1. A coat of paint for the trimmings on the back side. 

2. A gong which refuses to ring at 6:30 A. M. 

3. New stairs and floors incapable of squeaking after "quarter after." 

4. New dictionaries in the corridors. 

5. Improved modern plumbing equipment throughout. 

6. A new mopping equipment. 
To the Normal School Building: 

A smoke screen for the chimney. This will be extremely helpful in keeping the cinders from 
the eyes of the students and the smut from their clothes. 

Be it, herewith, stated that, for execution of the particulars above, we do appoint the Sentinel 

We, the undersigned, being properly authorized, do hereby file this, the last will and testament 
of that class being graduated on June eighteenth, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred 
and twenty-six, 

Sally Fillebrown 
Lyndal Cranson 
As witnesses, we add our testimony as to the security and soundness of the above document. 

Normal Campus 
Hoosac Tunnel 




Ifinj (juration 

"Jjf HE GREAT secret of success in life is the being ready when opportunity comes." 

^ / This ivy which has just been planted as a bond between the North Adams Normal School 
and the Class of 1926, has received its first real opportunity in life. Whether it lives and struggles up- 
ward putting forth new shoots and covering large areas until the whole building is beautified by its 
shining foliage, or whether it dies in its fight with nature, will be a matter for Time to decide. If it 
be nurtured and cared for in its infancy, gain new strength and vigor daily, then it will doubtless be 
ready for the struggle. 

Like this ivy, we are about to receive a glorious opportunity. 
"Nothing useless is or low, 
Each thing in its place is best, 
And what seems but idle show, 
Strengthens and supports the rest." 
Here in the heart of the Berkshire Hills, which have inspired the best within us, we have been 
nurtured and prepared to serve in our chosen profession as teachers. 

Amiel says, "Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers." 
And Browning adds, "To tend from good to better, thence to best." This should be our ideal. 
Though we are leaving behind our Alma Mater, she will always remain in our hearts as a place 
where responsibility and hard work were ever present. Nevertheless, the dearest memories will be 
those of pleasant associations with our teachers, schoolmates and friends, in the classroom and out- 
side, which once enjoyed, can never be taken from us. 

So today let us echo in our hearts the words of Lizette Reese when she says in her "Little Song 
of Life," 

"Glad that I live am I; 
That the sky is blue; 
Glad for the country lanes, 
And the fall of dew. 

After the sun the rain, 
After the rain the sun, 
This is the way of life, 
Till the work be done. 

All that we need to do, 
Be we low or high, 
Is to see that we grow 
Nearer to the sky." 

Frances S. Drury 

Old Mother Earth, we have a gift so tender 

For you to love and keep forever more, 
A little plant of ivy rootlets slender 

With great and wondrous mysteries, full store. 

Oh, gently hold this little plant close to you, 

Nor let one jot of harm break its repose; 
But nurse it 'til it climbs to heights eternal, 

Protecting it as each day onward goes. 

Our hopes and love for Normal that we cherish 

Will keep this ivy strong in fall and spring. 
And 'round old Normal Hall in leaves and tendrils 
The spirit still of '26 will cling. 

Vera Anna Sears 








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Junior Class 1927 

Marjorie J. Allen, North Hoosick, N. Y. 
Ellen M. Andrews, Pittsfield, Mass. 
Dorothy M. Baker, Millers Falls, Mass. 
M. Ethel Beals, Athol, Mass. 
Frances E. Bernard, North Adams, Mass. 
Marion S. Bishop, North Adams, Mass. 
Mary L. Bond, North Adams, Mass. 
Olive M. Bouchard, North Adams, Mass. 
Loretta M. Breen, North Adams, Mass. 
Marion M. Bresett, North Adams, Mass. 
Marion C. Briggs, Williamstown, Mass. 
Alice Brookings, Newburyport, Mass. 
Marguerite A. Brown, North Adams, Mass. 
Mary C. Brown, North Adams, Mass. 
Rose C. Bruton, Quincy, Mass. 
Bertha M. Burke, Williamstown, Mass. 
Margaret S. Burnett, North Adams, Mass. 
Martha G. Burt, Pittsfield, Mass. 
Lena M. Champagne, Dalton, Mass. 
Elizabeth R. Chenail, North Adams, Mass. 
Katherine F. Cody, North Adams, Mass. 
Sophie S. Cohen, Pittsfield, Mass. 
Helen C. Corcoran, Norwood, Mass. 
Mary L. Crews, North Adams, Mass. 
Helen Frances Crowley, Westhampton, Mass. 
Helen Margaret Crowley, North Adams, Mass. 
Genevieve D. Curtin, Cheshire, Mass. 
Ruth E. Curtiss, North Adams, Mass. 
Earlene M. Dalrymple, Pittsfield, Mass. 
Kathleen Davis, Windsor, Vt. 
Alma A. Doliva, Adams, Mass. 
Helen Doyle, North Adams, Mass. 
Grace R. Dullahan, Easthampton, Mass. 
Madeline A. Duncklee, Middleboro, Mass. 
Dorothy A. Dupell, North Adams, Mass. 
Emily L. Eisenhaur, North Reading, Mass. 
Frances E. Emery, Easthampton, Mass. 
Ruth G. Erickson, North Adams, Mass. 
Arlene Estes, Pittsfield, Mass. 
Catherine G. Felix, North Adams, Mass. 
Elizabeth K. Finger, Lanesboro, Mass. 
Mae J. Fitzpatrick, New Marlboro, Mass. 
Ruth I. Foster, Bennington, Vt. 
Clara Freedman, Fall River, Mass. 
Elizabeth E. Fulmer, Schenectady, N. Y. 
Ethel G. Gagnon, Florence, Mass. 
Catherine M. Gallagher, Lenox, Mass. 
Myrtle M. Garcelon, North Adams, Mass. 
Nazha M. George, Adams, Mass. 
Theresa A. Gobeille, Williamstown, Mass. 

Clarice S. Halfpenny, North Adams, Mass. 
Muriel A. Hall, Greenfield, Mass. 
Mildred G. Hardaker, Amherst, Mass. 
Edith G. Heggie, North Adams, Mass. 
Mildred F. Hoffmann, Adams, Mass. 
Edith E. Holland, Irving, Mass. 
Ruby F. Hume, North Cohasset, Mass. 
Margaret M. Kelly, North Adams, Mass. 
Winifred A. Kilbridge, Pittsfield, Mass. 
Nina M. King, Cheshire, Mass. 
Bessie R. Klain, Pittsfield, Mass. 
Hester C. Lee, North Adams, Mass. 
Dorothy I. Lindell, Canaan, Conn. 
Gertrude M. Maher, Great Barrington, Mass. 
Juliet M. Malloy, Lee, Mass. 
Eleanor Rose McCarthy, Holyoke, Mass. 
Miriam E. McCauley, Dalton, Mass. 
Helen F. McLeod, Northampton, Mass. 
Anna S. McMahon, North Adams, Mass. 
Anna F. Meehan, Leeds, Mass. 
Evelyn K. Meiklejohn, North Adams, Mass. 
Angela M. Milani, Ashley Falls, Mass. 
Helen R. Montgomery, North Adams, Mass. 
Margaret E. Montgomery, North Adams, Mass. 
Irene Y. Murray, North Adams, Mass. 
Doris Nixon, North Adams, Mass. 
Ena L. Norwood, Shelburne Falls, Mass. 
Katherine I. O'Brien, Williamstown, Mass. 
Margaret M. O'Brien, Lenox, Mass. 
Anna Osley, West Hatfield, Mass. 
Florence Parker, Wollaston, Mass. 
Eleanor C. Parsons, Southampton, Mass. 
Mildred C. Parsons, Southampton, Mass. 
Marie A. Proulx, Hatfield, Mass. 
Mary E. Quinlan, Easthampton, Mass. 
Edna S. Ralston, North Adams, Mass. 
Sara Robinson, Pittsfield, Mass. 
Helen G. Rooney, Williamstown, Mass. 
Florence M. Ross, Worcester, Mass. 
Margaret E. Ruether, Williamstown, Mass. 
Helen C. Savage, North Adams, Mass. 
Frances E. Shaw, South Amherst, Mass. 
Helen A. Smith, Pittsfield, Mass. 
Majel H. Smith, North Adams, Mass. 
Jeanette Streeter, Dalton, Mass. 
Mildred M. Sullivan, Bondsville, Mass. 
Caroline F. Sylvia, New Bedford, Mass. 
Norma V. Tadiello, North Adams, Mass. 
Marion E. Taylor, Lawrence, Mass. 
Hazel L. Thomas, Amherst, Mass. 



Helen R. Thomas, Amherst, Mass. 
Ethel K. Thomas, North Adams, Mass. 
Marion Tolckov, Pittsfield, Mass. 
Marion H. Viall, North Adams, Mass. 
Alice F. Walsh, North Adams, Mass. 
Barbara M. Walter, Sharon, Mass. 

Dorothy E Welch, North Adams, Mass. 
Charlotte Wilcox, North Adams, Mass. 
Emma E. Wollenhaupt, Watertown, Conn. 
Edna M. Wright, Williamstown, Mass. 
Florence M. Young, North Adams, Mass. 
Ethel L. Zander, Pittsfield, Mass. 

Mary J. Knowles, North Adams, Mass. 
Evelyn Plumley, Northfield, Vt. 


I just wanted to say — 
A problem might arise — 
The questions for today — 
I'm sure I don't know. 
Etc, etc, etc, — 
There is a situation — 
Now, I'm not going to scold — 
And so, and so, and so 


Cross-eyed waiter (after collision): "Why don't you look where you're going?" 
Second Waiter: "Why don't you go where you're looking?" 

"A sock in the shoe is worth two in the eye." 

Once I felt I was a fool 

And straightway went to Normal School. 

I'm still a fool, but anyhow, 

There's method in my madness now. 


The sweetest words from tongue or pen 
Is when you read — 
"Enclosed find ten or more 
From Father." 

"What time is it?" 

"Ten to." 

"Ten to what?" 

"Ten' to your own business. 

When is a joke not a joke? 
When it's on the Faculty. 





®br (gl^ Club 

JPARLY in the school year, the Glee Club was organized with the following officers: 

Frances Drury President 

Grace Bitzer Secretary 

Florence Moore Treasurer 

Evelyn Hunter Librarian 

Time went fast, and it was not very long before this group of about fifty girls appeared before 
their first audience of the season, and presented with the help of Henry J. Clancey, a most pleasing 
concert. This was only the beginning of a busy year. 

Some weeks later "Drury High" asked for a program, which was followed by an invitation and 
trip to Bennington, Vermont. 

Due to Miss Perry's unswerving faithfulness and interest in the Glee Club, the girls have been 
able to rise to more than the expectations of any of its listeners. However, it takes more than a fine 
leader to make a success of a performance and so much of the honor gained is due to the spirit of co- 
operation between the girls and Miss Perry. 

In the future, N. A. N. S. may have a larger chorus, but to us there can never be one quite like 
the Glee Club of 1926! 


MISS PERRY, Director 

Grace Bitzer, Ruth Bodine, Louise Chicoine, Hazel Connor, Alice Corcoran, Mary Dahowski, 
Helen Dowling, Frances Drury, Sally Fillebrown, Angeline Goodall, Ethel Hemenway, Evelyn Hunter, 
Martha Illingworth, Ruth Keddie, Doris Kirby, Madeline Lahey, Earline Lawrence, Viola Lesure, 
Alice Michelsen, Florence Moore, Esther Morgan, Marjorie Nichols, Helen Rafferty, Ruth Reynolds, 
Dorothy Robare, Marion Ryan, Vera Sears, Rose Simkin, Helen Stacy, Eleanor Swann, Ida Tekulsky, 
Wenonah Webb, Florence Wood, Dorothy Yeoman. 

Ellen Andrews, Ethel Beals, Frances Bernard, Marion Bishop, Marion Bressett, Marian Briggs, 
Alice Brookings, Martha Burt, Helen Crowley, Genevieve Curtin, Madeline Dunklee, Clarice Half- 
penny, Edith Holland, Marie Proulx, Helen Rooney, Florence Ross, Helen Savage, Dorothy Welch. 



First Team 
Ruth Nagle 
Ada McSweeny 
Millie Dansereau 
Elizabeth Rhoades 
Florence Rockwood 
Alice Michelsen 

Second Team 
Mary Sylvia 
Vera Sears 
Rose Simkin 
Marcia Church 
Edith Herrick 
Margaret Stanton 

Third Team 
Dorothy Bruton 
Hazel Connor 
Louise Chicoine 
Helen Dowling 
Isabelle Flaherty 
Julia Sandberg 
Hilda McDonough 


"^3jEC0ND team on the floor!" The ball went up in the center, the whistle blew, and the long an- 
"* ticipated Junior-Senior Basketball game was on in the gym, well-decorated with purple and silver. 

After the first half of the game between the second teams, the third teams took their places. 
The first team game, the most important and most exciting, came last. All teams played hard, clean 
games. The Senior mascot, Dorothy Towslee, and the thundering cheers from the audience, encouraged 
Senior victory, but each game ended in an overwhelming Junior triumph. 

For several weeks previous to the game, Miss Porter had capably instructed the girls in the tech- 
nique of playing good basketball. Ruth Nagle had been elected captain of Senior Basketball, and also 
of the first team. A committee, assisted by Miss Porter, selected the girls for each position. Mary 
Sylvia had been elected captain of the second, and Dorothy Bruton, captain of the third team. 

Though all the Seniors had been so busy that only a few could find time to spend in sufficient 
practice to even qualify for a team, yet those who did, have found it entirely worthwhile to neglect other 
important tasks. More than the mere skill in basketball, which is yet rather questionable, the girls, 
under Miss Porter's sympathetic, forceful leadership, have learned lasting lessons in sportsmanship, 
and true appreciation of each other. 




Viola Lesure 

Business Managers 
Sally Fillebrown Julia Sandberg 

Circulation Editor 

Write-up Editor 

Dorothy Bruton 

Grace Bitzer 

Art Editor 

Jokes Editor 

Vera Sears 

Associate Editors 

Ann Morrier 

Elizabeth Rhoades 

Doris Brickhill 

Frances Drury 

Faculty Advisors 

Dorothy Robare 

Mr. Smith 

Miss Baright 



Baddy Slnng-SI^ga 

4JT0R MANY weeks Miss Baright and some of the girls had worked relentlessly every night after 
^* school. Whenever you met anyone in the corridor, she was carrying furniture, curtains, rugs, 
trays, and dishes for a worthy cause. An unfamiliar odor accosted us as we entered chapel mornings. 
It was that of fresh paint. Great preparations were under way for an event which we shall ever re- 

Finally the evening of the fourteenth was at hand. The greatest audience in the history of 
the school assembled, eagerly awaiting the rising of the curtain. Their interest, enthusiasm, and ap- 
preciation was evidenced by the inspiring applause received throughout the entire performance. 

The girls who took the parts of men are to be particularly congratulated and commended upon 
their success, also the tiny children who were solicited for the orphanage scene. 

We challenge any future class to surpass our achievement! 

DADDY LONG-LEGS— Scene in Act I 










Men — Normal School parties. 
Two extra days in the week to go to the movies. 
A diploma. Seniors. 

A nice job — by young N. A. N. S. graduate. Would prefer one in a florist shop, sounding alarm 
every time the century plant bursts into bloom. 


Latest things in bluffs and fakes, warranted to please — Students. 

Jokes for all occasions. Absolutely dry and guaranteed to crack if left alone long enough. 

Broken umbrella — perfectly sound in every other respect. Has seen service and should be 
duly pensioned. 

Latest things in grouches and grumbles. Never been satisfied. If you want to get homesick 
or discontented, see me. A. M. 

Work, work, work! 
At morning, noon and night! 
To know it all, to do it all, 
Is the aim of the Normalite. 

Event: Ban-quet. 
Place: Ban-croft. 
Result: Ban-krupt. 


"I didn't know how long to make it — so I made it long enough." 

Issy: "How was iron discovered?" 
Dizzy: "I believe they smelt it." 

The poor benighted Hindoo, 

He does the best he Kindoo. 

He sticks to his caste 

From first to last, 

And for pants he makes his Skindo. 

There's so much bad in the best of us 
And so much good in the worst of us, 
That it hardlv behooves any of us 
To talk about the rest of us. 



A — athlete — a hero while the season is on; at any other time only a student. 

B — blotter — something you look for while the ink dries 

C — church — a place where students get Pullman service free. 

D — dance — a call to arms. 

E — examination — the faculty's revenge. 

F — friendship — a license to borrow money. 

G — graduation —something we all look forward to. 

H — heaven — a land free from lesson plans. 

I — idea — a wireless wave, seldom detected by the Faculty. 

J — jokes — something we all think we see through. 

K — kiss — love's sacred seal????? 

L — lecture — something hard to absorb. 

M — mind — something which few have but all think they have. 

N — notebooks— collection of leaves. 

— overwork — something supposedly known to all students. 

P — prince — what the other girl had with her at the Prom. 

Q — quiz — a session in which three-fourths of the class say, "I don't know," and the other quarter aren't 
called upon. 

R — rote-song — purpose for croaking. 

S — seventy — a pass, the highest point of ambition. 

T — teaching — cause for suicide. 

U — us — poor souls. 

V — valor — obsolete. 

W — wreck — condition of students on graduation day. 

X — x-ray — matron's eyes. 

Y — youthful — what we were two years ago. 

Z — zero — a perfect mark minus the prefix one. A figure much used by the Faculty. A point sixty- 
nine degrees below flunk point. 

ECHOES AT 10:15 P. M. 
"Say, get my slipper from under the bed." 
"No, don't tell me his hair is red." 
"Who said that Superintendent is fat?" 
"Oh! Dot, can I wear your new black hat?" 
"What did you do with my boudoir cap?" 
"I'll tell the world 'twas a dirty slap." 
"Who's in the tub at this late date?" 
"Well, if you want it you'll have to wait.'' 
"Is that the monitor coming round?" 
"What kind of a fountain pen was found?" 
"Who said Dusty came in last?" 
"Lights out please, it's quarter past." 
"Quick, get me some candy or I'll pass in." 
"Move, you're on the middy I pressed for Gym." 
"Ouch! how did that chair get over here?" 
"That was a great time for her to appear." 
"Sh — Here comes Mary. She'll put you in bed." 
"Say, has anyone a notebook for Ed?" 
"Good night, Vi, I know where you've been." 
"Oh, can that be the monitor coming again?" 
"10:15, turn off the lights!" 
"Well, I guess everyone's dried up for the night." 


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Mr. E's class was dismissed before the bell rang? 

The favorite dish at Taconic Hall is macaroni? 

The expression class always fills the whole period? 

The Faculty always leave the dining-room first? 

The seniors are always willing to speak in Thursday morning assembly? 

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